How to Make a FOIA Request
All FOIA requests must be in writing and should include the following information:
A. Requestor's name, address, and telephone number.
B. A description of the records being sought. The records should be identified as specifically as possible. A request for specific records that are releasable to the public can be processed much more quickly than a request for "all information" on a particular subject. Also fees for a more specific and limited request will generally be less.
C. Separate requests should be submitted for each firm or product involved.
D. A statement concerning willingness to pay fees, including any limitations.
Questions relating to FOI requests may be addressed to the Division of the Freedom of Information Offices at (301) 796-3900.
All FOIA requests must be in writing. Requests should be mailed to the following address:
Food and Drug Administration
Division of Freedom of Information
Office of the Executive Secretariat, OC
12420 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20857
Or requests may be sent via fax to: fax number (301) 827-9267.
If you experience difficulty sending a fax, please call (301) 796-3900.
NEW! Requesters can now submit a FOIA request online: